Surely just as waters boil up from a vast, full spring, so does an immense crowd of gods flow forth from the human mind, while each one, in wandering about with too much license, wrongly invents this or that about God Himself. (John Calvin: Institutes, book 1, chapter 5, paragraph 12)
What then are we to do about such a dreadful truth?
We must come, I say, to the Word where God is truly and vividly described to us from His works, while these very works are appraised not by our depraved judgment but by the rule of eternal truth. (John Calvin: Institutes, book 1, chapter 6, paragraph 3)